Thomas and Lisa Barnes bring a combined experience of 55 years in the art world. They owned and successfully operated the following retail art galleries bringing fine art to thousands of collectors:
Sierra Galleries – South Lake Tahoe, California
Thomas Charles Galleries – Caesars Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada
Richard Thomas Galleries – Carmel, San Francisco, Laguna Beach, California & Park City, Utah
Thomas’s astute eye for art has brought tremendous success to both artists and collectors. He is on the Board of Directors of Fine Art Collector International (FACI) and continues to build Thomas Charles Editions’ (an art publishing company) portfolio of artists from around the world.
Lisa M. Barnes also was concurrently co-owner of the aforementioned art galleries. She brings a background rich in Art History with practical training at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and The New Academy of Art – all in London.
Lisa has developed and advised twenty major corporations in the US and abroad. She has been an accredited Fine Art appraiser for 26 years and has published numerous articles on art collecting.